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Photograph - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Dinner for Returned World War II Personnel, Groups Seated at Tables, Sydney, New South Wales,1946-1947 Image Reg. No: MM 96065

Summary:
Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of guests seated at tables at a Kodak presentation dinner in Sydney to welcome home those Kodak employees who had served in World War II, 1946-1947.

This photograph is one of a series of eight black and white photographs. This dinner was held for the Sydney branch and was one of a number of dinners held in 1946 or 1947.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

This photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, printed on light weight paper, landscape format with a white border.
Description Of Content:
The photograph was taken from a high angle and features over sixty guests, ranging in age from youth to the elderly, who are seated at long tables for dinner. Four serving staff are standing at the back left of the photograph. The women at the tables mostly wear hats and many have floral accessories on their dresses. The tables feature menus, bottles, glasses, plates with food on them, cutlery and flower arrangements.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Acknowledgement:
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 178 mm (Height), 247 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: dinners, presentations, wars conflicts, military forces, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Kodak Heritage Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baker & Rouse, Kodak Wartime Comforts Fund
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: staff events
Organisations Depicted: Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Sydney Branch
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1947

Donor's note on date made by D. Allen 14 Oct 1985.
Organisation Depicted: Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1947

Donor's note on date made by D. Allen 14 Oct 1985.

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